Newcastle United have made their move to sign Sidney Sam according to reports in the German media.

Sportbild report that both Stoke and Newcastle are looking to take the German international midfielder in the summer.

They also claim that United were one of the clubs interested when Sam opted to move from Bayer Leverkusen to Schalke last summer, rather than try his luck abroad.

The midfielder went for a bargain £2m when he switched Bundesliga clubs, despite scoring 42 goals in four years from midfield for Leverkusen. A price tag that certainly would have appealed to Mike Ashley for a player with Sidney Sam’s profile.

Injuries have played a part this season but even when fit the player has made only 7 Bundesliga starts for his new club, with only one since November.

Sidney Sam only has a handful of caps but was involved in the Germen national squad as recently as September when he sat on the bench during a victory over Scotland.

The player claims to be happy at his new club but after being such a success at Leverkusen and getting involved with the national team, Sidney Sam may well have to look for a new club this summer as at the age of 27 he is in his prime.


  • Paul Sime

    Sounds about right , somebody who was showing potential but is now broken .

  • DownUnderMag

    Sounds like a character from the Viz.

  • Seventy2

    27 yo for £6M???

  • bill black

    5 new players at a total cost of £5 million MAY just  keep us up next season after selling one or two but who cares. All that matters is when will he sell up. Already some players are not playing for the club and they will not till he is gone. He hates the fans and loves to live on the edge while we only want a team we support and love to watch

  • Hughie

    Another crock???

  • David Grey

    Got more chance of signing fireman sam

  • scotty63

    Problem is he’ll probably want paying too

  • SGM

    Player link no.6

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  • Toon69

    He’s too old for Ashley, are you forgetting his remit is players upto 26yrs old, correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t 27 slightly older?
    He’ll go to Stoke if they’re interested, as they don’t mind the slightly older player, a team thats willing to back the manager in the transfer market & put some of the hard earned cash back into the team, we’ve no chance of getting anyone of any real stature or class.